Student recitals May 9 and 10

piano keysHighlights from "West Side Story," the hit Broadway musical and film, will be performed at CSU Monterey Bay’s spring concert on May 4.

Featuring music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, the musical takes the star-crossed-lovers story of "Romeo and Juliet" and sets it in a gang-rich area of 1950s New York City.

Familiar songs – Maria, Tonight, I Feel Pretty, Somewhere, Jets – will be performed by students in the university’s musical theater production class, the concert band and CSUMB singers.

The concert will get under way at 3 p.m. in the World Theater on Sixth Avenue between A and B streets on the CSUMB campus. Driving directions and a campus map are available here.

While the concert is free, attendees must purchase a parking permit from a dispenser on the lot adjacent to the theater.

For more information or to request disability accommodations, call 582-3009.


Students of Professor Carlos Tottress will also present two recitals in May.

On May 9, two dozen students will give a piano recital starting at 6 p.m. in the Music Building, located on Sixth Avenue near Butler Street.

The following day, the Music Building will be the site of a voice recital, featuring more than 20 students. Admission to both events is free.

Learn more about the music program at CSUMB.